Out to Sea Fabric Spotlight


Today is the last day for the fabric coupon code for Whimsy Quilts and Fabrics! 15% off using the code MHD15.  Read the full post here.

Last week on my YouTube Channel, I did a fabric spotlight video on the new Out to Sea fabric by Sarah Jane for Michael Miller Fabrics.  This line is so whimsical, fun and designed so well I really love it.

Here are the 2 girl colorways…

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I love the nautical map in blue fabric that I made this lovey with…


If you love this fabric as much as I do, I recommend getting it here at fabric.com, Fat Quarter Shop or Etsy.

Have a wonderful day!

Click here if you can’t see the video.




Fabric Coupon Code!


Hey Everyone!  So, my lovely sponsor Whimsy Quilts and Fabrics is giving an exclusive coupon code to my readers for 1 whole week!!  So, you can pick any fabric or bundle (excludes quilts) in her whole store and get 15% off!  She has super fast service and her prices are already reasonable, so this is a great deal!  Order before 1/27 when shipping rates increase!  Also, she is giving 5% of all sales in her shop during the month of January will go to Joe Ellz shop owner, who will be taking 2000 pairs of shoes to an orphanage in Africa in February which is so great!

Here is what I have my eye on ;)


She’s got tons of dots and chevrons, so lots of basics to add to your stash!

Enter code MHD15 and you are good to go! You have 1 week to get this deal.

She does customs listings as well!  Which is the best way to go to get the right shipping price.

Thanks Whimsy Quilts and Fabrics for giving my readers this great deal!

Basic Zippered Pouch Tutorial


Hey Everybody!  I have got a great new video up on my YouTube Channel with step by step instructions for making a basic zippered pouch!  I hope you find this helpful for conquering those zippers, trying something new or just a fun little project!  I go through each step, so a beginner or novice sewer can follow along easily.  Here are a few photos of the finished pouch.  I used cotton for the outside fabric, a zebra canvas for the lining and I used some sew in interfacing to give it added structure.  Have a wonderful day!





Here is the video.  Click here if you can’t see it.

Christmas Quilt Complete!

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I know its after the new year and we are done with Christmas, but I finished my Christmas Quilt!  I wanted to finish by Christmas, but I got pretty sick and also had company, so the quilt went on the back burner.  I really love how it turned out and am looking forward to snuggling with it next Christmas!

The Stats
Snowball Christmas Quilt
62 x 69
Fabric used: fat eighth bundle of Aneela Hoey’s Cherry Christmas for Moda and 2 yards of Moda Bella in Scarlet, plus some additional yardage from the line for the back and binding
I used Quilters Dream batting
Red Aurifil Thread

It has been windy and rainy for days now so I had to take some indoor pictures for this quilt.  (I attached it to a curtain rod!)

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Here is some close up of the quilting.  I did very lose quilting.  I wanted to see how the drape would be and I wanted it to be really snuggly. Sometimes quilts with lots of quilting can be a bit stiffer.

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The back


I hope you like my Christmas Quilt!  My kids were fighting over it about 2 seconds after it was out of the dryer and my husband requested it be big enough for it to cover him (he’s tall!)  so the whole family is very excited about it.  I really love that I can make fun things for my family to enjoy.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Everyone!  I hope you have a wonderful holiday filled with family and fun memories.  Here is a little Holiday Home Tour I put up on my YouTube Channel.  I am excited about the coming year, I have so many DIY projects in mind, more quilts to make and lots of crafts, blogging and video making to do!  Thank you for reading my blog and being such an encouragement to me!

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Sew Mama Sew Giveaway


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Happy Monday Everyone! And welcome to my little bloggy all of you Sew Mama Sew visitors! It’s Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day – WooHoo!  My name is Melanie and my little blog is mainly geared toward sewing, quilting, crochet – anything stitchy and crafty basically!  I also have a YouTube Channel with lots of tutorials and how to demonstrations.  I also love girly stuff and I have 2 kids, so I often post about those things as well!  Have a looksy around!

Ok, lets get to the giveaway details shall we?  Want to win some fabric?  My lovely sponsor Whimsy Quilts is allowing me to give away 2 yards of your choice of fabric from their shop!! And you can break it up however you like!  Even fat quarters!! Sweet right?

Here are some of the lovely fabric options you could pick!! And a whole 2 yards, score!

So, here is what you have  to do to enter!

1 entry (mandatory): Leave a comment telling me what your favorite Christmas craft or sewing project is.

2 entry (optional): Tell me what 2 yards of fabric you would choose from Whimsy Quilts and Fabrics Shop on Etsy.

International entries welcome!  Giveaway will close Dec 7 at 5pm PST and fabric will be shipped by Dec 14.

Good Luck Everyone!